Recently there has been a huge shift to static websites in the field of web development. Static sites are easier to maintain (No databases, No server-side scripts) and are generally more secure, easier to design and require almost no optimization. Choosing static sites over dynamic ones is great for cutting down infrastructure cost, removing security worries and increasing performance.
More and more static website generators are released every week, and keeping up with developments can be hard. A StaticGen is open-source directory of static website generators, that keeps track of more than a hundred generators.